Prevention of hypothermia in the newborn

Main Article Content

Paradee Chaonarin
Tippaphan Deawprasert
Ponnipass Ariyaprana
Somrudee Keeratavanitsatian


Body temperature control is essential to the baby's survival, especially premature babies, sick newborns, or normal newborns. On the other hand, hypothermia conditions are associated with infant mortality and morbidity rates. Also, it causes an increased mortality rate to 28 percent.  This article presents the concept of neonatal hypothermia, signs and symptoms, preventative measures and caring for newborns with hypothermia. This will lead to the effective neonatal care in the health service system according to the policy of Ministry of Public Health.


Download data is not yet available.

Article Details

How to Cite
Chaonarin ภ., Deawprasert ท. . ., Ariyaprana ป. . . ., & Keeratavanitsatian ส. (2021). Prevention of hypothermia in the newborn. Thai Journal of Nursing, 70(4), 52–59. Retrieved from
Academic Article


เกรียงศักดิ์ จีระแพทย์. (2550). การควบคุมอุณหภูมิกายของทารกแรกเกิด. สืบค้นเมื่อ 1 เมษายน 2564,



จริยาพร วรรณโชติ. (2554). การควบคุมอุณหภูมิกายทารกแรกเกิด. วารสารวิทยาลัยพยาบาลพระปกเกล้า

จันทบุรี, 23(1), 81-93.

เอื้ออารีย์ สมุดจาง. (2559). แนวปฏิบัติการดูแลทารกแรกเกิดเพื่อป้องกันภาวะอุณหภูมิกายต่ำ. วารสาร

เครือข่ายวิทยาลัยพยาบาลและการสาธารณสุขภาคใต้, 3(1), 60-70.

ACoRN Editorial Board. (2012). Acute care of at-risk newborns: A resource and learning tool for

health care professionals. Vancouver: Author.

American Academy of Pediatrics[AAP]. (2018). Neonatal therapeutic hypothermia: Timing and effects on

outcomes. AAP Grand Rounds, 39(2), 23. Retrieved May 24, 2021, from

Blackburn, S. (2017). Maternal, fetal, & neonatal physiology-E-book: A clinical perspective. St. Louis:

Elsevier Health Sciences.

Boulton, J. E., Coughlin, K., O'Flaherty, D., & Solimano, A. (Eds.). (2021). ACoRN: Acute care of

at-risk newborns: A resource and learning tool for health care professionals. Oxford: Oxford

University Press.

Daisy, J. A. (2011). Methods of heat loss in newborns. Retrieved May 24, 2021, from


Fisher, M. M., Alderman, E. M., Kreipe, R. E., & Rosenfeld, W. D. (2011). AAP textbook of

adolescent health care. Elk Grove Village: American Academy of Pediatrics.

Jain, P., Dalal, J. S., & Gathwala, G. (2021). Rapid vs. slow rewarming for management of moderate

to severe hypothermia in low-birth-weight pre-term neonates—an open label randomized

controlled trial. Journal of Tropical Pediatrics, 67(1), fmaa098. doi: 10.1093/tropej/fmaa098

Knobel, R. B. (2014). Fetal and neonatal thermal physiology. Newborn and Infant Nursing Reviews,

(2), 45-49.

Sharma, A. (2015). Provision of therapeutic hypothermia in neonatal transport: A longitudinal

study and review of literature. Cureus, 7(5), e270. doi:10.7759/cureus.270

Trevisanuto, D., Testoni, D., & de Almeida, M. F. (2018). Maintaining normothermia: why and how?

Seminars in Fetal & Neonatal Medicine, 23(5), 333-339. doi:10.1016/j.siny.2018.03.009

World Health Organization [WHO]. (1993). Thermal control of the newborns: A practical guide.

Geneva: Author.

World Health Organization [WHO]. (1997). Thermal protection of the newborn: A practical guide.

Geneva: Author.

World Health Organization [WHO]Newborn CC. (2014). Thermal protection. Retrieved November

, 2021, from